so sometimes, though rarely, i need to reload #windowmaker. today something happened, i opened a ‘run’ menu, tried to type in it, and it hung in foreground of all windows. i could move the mouse over the firefox window behind, i could scroll it up and down, and i guess i could close the tab, because on mouse over event wos working. however i could not change to other windows, move to other workspace. dockapps were working.

so i changed to tty with alt+f2, made ps aux | grep wmaker and got two wmaker processes, i needed the second: wmaker --for-real=, got it’s pid. Now issued kill -s SIGUSR1 that pid.

that reloads wmaker. every window stays at its workspacke. you don’t notice any change.

#wmaker #reload #linux #unix #ipc #processes

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so sometimes, though rarely, i need to reload #windowmaker. today something happened, i opened a ‘run’ menu, tried to type in it, and it hung in foreground of all windows. i could move the mouse over the firefox window behind, i could scroll it up and down, and i guess i could close the tab, because on mouse over event wos working. however i could not change to other windows, move to other workspace. dockapps were working.

so i changed to tty with alt+f2, made ps aux | grep wmaker and got two wmaker processes, i needed the second: wmaker --for-real=, got it’s pid. Now issued kill -s SIGUSR1 that pid.

that reloads wmaker. every window stays at its workspacke. you don’t notice any change.

#wmaker #reload #linux #unix #ipc #processes

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

The Wayland architecture integrates the display server, window manager and compositor into one process. You can think of Wayland as a toolkit for creating clients and compositors. It is not a specific single compositor or window manager. If you want a different window manager, you can write a new one.

I don’t know much about Wayland but the immediate question is: Why would you want to do that? If Wayland has it’s own window manager built in why do you need another one? It’s like support for Windows or OS X. Not needed as those systems have their own window managers and not really support replacing it. This is contrary to X which has no window manager by default and allows and encourages others to implement it. Window Maker is a window manager for X (as stated in the info box) and Wayland aims to be an incompatible replacement of X. So they are not really a good match at first sight.

source

now, they say - use wayland, it’s a new and good thing. this is a dealbreaker for me. i can’t live without windowmaker.

also, says

If Wayland has it’s own window manager built in why do you need another one?

wait, how? seriously? if there’s a one brand of bread, why would you need another one?

this is centralization again.

#quote #technology #wayland #xorg #linux #unix #windowmaker #design

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

I am used to go to Aragats or Sevan to watch, or even catch on camera a falling star during the nights when Earth meets Perseids. However it’s not necessary to wait for perseids or leonids: when you are tired from work, you still may try to catch a star with your camera phone. For instance an animated star when bookmarking a page. I’ve got it at the first try. (: Can you?

#star #screenshot #bookmark #firefox #windowmaker #programming #development #engineering #catchastar (:

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

compiled and installed Cynthiune media player to see what is it and upon running it shows me Armenian translation. I wonder who would do that with such a marginal player which is written with GNUStep libraries.

#cynthiune #media_player #player #application #gnustep #armenian #screenshot #windowmaker #media

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

i’ve installed gthumb today in order to search for necessary photos through the recovered files. it turned out, I cannot hide the window by double clicking it’s titlebar. this is unlike any other application window running in my windowmaker. probably that happens because it’s gtk3 application. double click on the something like titlebar makes it fullscreen.

sigh.

#gthumb #gtk #gtk3 #windowmaker #titlebar #folding #software

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

ահա, այս քարտէզում էլ կանք։ ։Ճ

https://social.mbuto.me/podmap.html

#սփիւռք #քարտէզ #հայաստան #երեւան #էկրանահան #diaspora #map #armenia #yerevan #screenshot #windowmaker

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